Established: 12/93
Revised: 05/04; 8/07
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 5



Under direction, to plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the aquatics, recreational, operational, maintenance and related support service activities within the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District; and to do other work as required.


The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District within the Business and Community Services Department provides aquatic, park, recreation, education and social services to senior citizens, youth, students and other County residents within the park district boundaries.

The Aquatic and Recreation Supervisor may be assigned to either the Aquatic program or the Recreation program. The Aquatic program position(s) assists the Aquatic and Recreation Manager with all support and aquatic services in the Aquatic Park: reception, guest registration, food and beverage, special events, facility maintenance and repair, aquatic services, pool operations, and lifeguards. The Recreation program position(s) oversees the recreation programs throughout the district including program development and coordination, staffing, publicity, customer service, budget administration and evaluation.

The Aquatic and Recreation Supervisor differs from the Aquatic and Recreation Manager which has general responsibility for the operation and management of the Aquatic Park and all recreation programs within the District. The Aquatic & Recreation Supervisor also differs from the Human Services Manager (Milwaukie Center) which is responsible for managing, planning and coordinating diverse services to older adults (age 55+) and disabled citizens and has considerable authority to develop policies and implement program changes at the district community center. The Human Services Manager (Milwaukie Center) also provides general guidance and approval to the Aquatic and Recreation Supervisor for recreation programs at the Milwaukie Center.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Assists in coordinating and promoting recreation programs, services and events, including aquatic, educational, athletic, community and private activities provided at multiple locations; schedules instructional, fitness, rehabilitative and competitive activities, such as American Red Cross swimming lessons, water sports, water safety instruction, water exercises, golf, aerobics, horseback riding, craft classes, special events, and all other recreation programming.
  2. Researches and evaluates current and proposed programs and activities; monitors current trends and developments in the industry; coordinates program planning with local recreation and other organizations to meet community needs; recommends the most effective and appropriate use of facilities; responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding programs and procedures.
  3. Participates in the development and implementation of division and/or program policies, procedures, standards, goals and objectives; ensures compliance with health and safety codes and licensing requirements.
  4. Develops or participates in budget development; monitors revenues and expenditures; recommends the purchase of supplies and equipment; develops and recommends program fees, rental, lesson and pool use fees; participates in fund raising projects.
  5. Participates as a member of the District's management team; performs general administrative and operational activities; provides assistance and support to pool and facility operations as needed; develops and oversees record keeping and reporting systems; conducts and reports on research projects and surveys.
  6. Hires, trains, supervises, schedules and motivates professional, clerical, maintenance and other support staff to provide quality service to citizens; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments and community recreation providers.
  7. Promotes District facilities for meetings, banquets, receptions and other special events; conducts market research and develops marketing and customer service strategies; plans and coordinates special events; supervises facility rental and guest registration; conducts promotional presentations to community groups.

Aquatic Specialty:

  1. Assists in managing pool operations and maintenance; develops and maintains standards of pool safety and sanitation; oversees daily maintenance of pool chemistry and mechanical operation; coordinates and directs response to emergencies and injuries; oversees the safety, cleaning, maintenance, and repair of the entire aquatic facility.
  2. Assists in overseeing and coordinating lease of concession area; conducts competitive bid process; coordinates food service agreements, inventory, billing and equipment lease.

Recreation Specialty:

  1. Recruit, hire, train and work with volunteers to plan, promote, and facilitate recreation opportunities in youth sports, adult sports, older adult travel and activity groups.
  2. Promote and develop partnerships with other recreation providers, serve as district liaison to cooperatively plan and coordinate recreation programs.


Working knowledge of: Principles, methods and community resources relevant to recreation, sports programming and adolescent development; recreation program planning, coordination and evaluation techniques; scheduling and staffing of recreation facilities and programs; principles and techniques of public administration, including budgeting, contract administration, purchasing and supervision; marketing concepts, public relations techniques and payment of sales; record keeping techniques; Federal, State and County health and safety laws, codes and regulations related to the operation of aquatic and recreational facilities; basic office equipment, computer software applications and procedures.

Aquatic Specialty Working knowledge of: Equipment and amenities related to an aquatic park; concepts and methods of aquatic management and facility maintenance; aquatic programming methods and procedures; principles of pool chemistry; water filtration technology; water safety, first aid and emergency procedures; lifesaving and swim instruction methods.

Recreation Specialty Working knowledge of: Gymnasium use and maintenance; services, equipment and amenities of recreation programming for people of all ages; concepts, methods and procedures of recreation program planning and management; principles of first aid and emergency procedures.

Skill to: Supervise, train, evaluate and discipline assigned staff; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; develop and administer aquatic and recreational programs and services to meet needs of community; plan, organize and coordinate parties, groups, reserving facilities, major special events and activities; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; prepare and maintain reports and records; interpret and apply Federal, State and local laws, regulations and statutes; establish and maintain effective working relationships with local schools, community organizations and businesses, vendors, media, County employees and the public.


Aquatic Specialty: Current Certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and as Water Safety Instructor; Blood Borne Pathogens certification. Within one year of hire: Certification as a Pool Operator, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer, and American Red Cross Lifeguard Trainer.

Recreation Specialty: Within one year of hire: Current Certification as National Youth Sports Coaches Association Clinician or equivalent certification.

Current certification in American Red Cross: CPR/PR (Professional Rescuer), AED, and First Aid.

Requires working weekends, evenings and holidays.

Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.